Chickpea Fries

At first glance, this recipe may seem challenging. Don’t sweat it. As Scott would say, use excellent ingredients and charge forth – you won’t regret it....

Feeding the Village

The Village School Kitchen's Healthy Lunch Ladies serve up local, organic meals to Eugene students. It’s really incredible to watch a second- or third-grader mix oil and vinegar for their salad....

Carrying the Torch

It’s 1963. You’re celebrating your anniversary at a nice restaurant. Your wife’s silk dress glimmers against the velvet banquette, and candlelight throws warm light on the coiffure that only a few hours ago absorbed half a spray can of Aqua Net. The remnants of your clams casino and dry martinis, served club-style, of course, have been whisked away....

What a Great Place to Put Jerusalem Artichokes

I am riding shotgun in a rusty farm truck bumping along an uneven dirt road late one fall day. John Eveland is driving, and I’m interviewing him about his farm when the phone rings. It’s an order for 200 pounds of Jerusalem artichokes, that strange relative of the common garden sunflower that produces edible, starchy underground tubers. The buyers want to pick the sunchokes up the next morning, and there is not much daylight left....

The Better Noodle

The co-founder of the Umi Organic noodle company, Lola Milholland started experimenting with noodles at age 23, after living in Japan during college. Wanting to improve, she took a class from Dr. Gary Hou at Portland's Wheat Marketing Center. "The class cost $1,000, which I couldn’t afford, so I snuck in as a journalist," she says....

My Favorite Mistake

Park Kitchen, along the Pearl District’s historic tree-lined green belt, is a landmark destination for its seasonal American cuisine. For chef owner Scott Dolich and his team, it is a finely-tuned culinary workshop....

Bittersweet

Southern Oregon, from near Bandon down to Gold Beach, is cranberry country. Growers in Coos and Curry counties produce about 95 percent of our state’s 40-million-pound cranberry harvest, which accounts for approximately 7 percent of the nation’s total cranberry production....